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Dec 1

Ballot Position Lottery Set for Dec. 8

Candidates competing for the same office who filed simultaneously Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., the first day of candidate filing, will be included in the lottery.

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Nov 25

Clerk David Orr's statement on Laquan McDonald investigation

More than a year after the tragic police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, the officer is facing charges, the dashcam video is available for all to see, and protesters peacefully took to the streets to voice their outrage.

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Nov 6

Illinois Precincts Quiet this November

Consolidated elections save money, give voters a rest.
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Nov 3

Presidential Primary Candidate Filing Has Begun

View the candidates that have filed for the March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

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Oct 13

SB 2134 – Automatic Voter Registration - Senate Executive Subcommittee on Election Law Hearing

Cook County Clerk David Orr submitted this written testimony for today's hearing in support of Senate Bill 2134 - Automatic Voter Registration. Noah Praetz, Orr's Director of Elections, also spoke in favor of the legislation at the Senate Executive Subcommittee on Election Law hearing Tuesday afternoon in Chicago.

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Mail Voting Process

Mail Voting Process

Each election, the Cook County Clerk's Office receives thousands of mail ballots from suburban Cook County voters.

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Oct 1

Orr’s Voter Registration Renaissance Taking Shape

New law yields 250,000 voter registration updates with U.S. Postal Service address change data
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Sep 17

Orr's precinct reductions to increase Election Day efficiency

In an efficiency move, Cook County Clerk David Orr will reduce the number of suburban Cook County precincts by 74 for the 2016 Presidential Primary Election.

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Understanding TIFs

Understanding TIFs

Clerk David Orr presents an informational video to help people understand tax increment financing districts.

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